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Major Course Requirements

Once students successfully complete the pre-major coursework they are eligible to apply for the Human Development and Family Studies major.  The application process is not competitive.  Students should come to Room 304 White Hall to switch from the pre-major to the major.

Listed below is the required coursework for the Human Development and Family Studies major:

Program Requirements:

Math and Critical Reasoning (Kent Core course) 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (Kent Core course) 9
Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts (Kent Core course) 6-7
        Must include at least 1 Basic Sciences Lab  
SOC
32210
Researching Society 3
SOC
32220 Data Analysis 3
SOC
32221 Data Analysis Lab 1
       
Major Requirements:  
GERO     44030     Adult Development and Aging 3
HDFS     25512     Management of Family Resources 3
HDFS     34031     Cultural Diversity 3
HDFS     44018     Professional Development  3
HDFS     44020     Adolescent Development  3
HDFS     44023     Building Family Strengths 3
HDFS     44028     Parent-Child Relationships 3
HDFS     44029     Family Policy 3

6 Hours of Major Electives (choose from the following list):

GERO     14029     Intro to Gerontology 3
GERO     41095     Special Topics in Gerontology 1-4
GERO     44031     Social Policy/Community Resources 3
HDFS 24013     Early Adolescence 3
HDFS 41095   Special Topics in HDFS 1-4
HDFS 41096     Individual Investigation 1-3
HDFS 44019     Intergenerational Experiences 3
HDFS 44021 Family Intervention 3
HDFS 44022     Changing Roles of Men & Women 3
HDFS 44032     Nonprofit Fundraising & Grantwriting 3
HDFS 44033 Nonprofit Management I 3
HDFS 44034     Nonprofit Management II 3
HDFS 44035     Assessment and Strategies 3
HDFS 44036     General Case Management Methods 3
HDFS     44037     Positive Youth Development 3
HDFS 44039     Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses 3
HED 14020     Medical Terminology 3
HST 21000     Dynamics of Helping Relationship 3
NUTR 23511     Science of Human Nutrition 3